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Class of 2010

Nov 10, 2015

When Opportunity Knocks: Arlene Alvarado, Class of 2010

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Class of 2009

Nov 9, 2015

Beyond the Statistics: Michael McElveen, Class of 2009

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Class of 2008

Nov 8, 2015

Telegraphing a Path to Success: Vivian Paredes, Class of 2008

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Class of 2008a

Nov 8, 2015

Success by Design: Pablo Hernandez, Class of 2008

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Class of 2007

Nov 7, 2015

Happiness Is Where the Heart Is: Daunte Combs, Class of 2007

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Green Dot’s AIR Program is Developing the Urban Public School Leaders of the Future

Nov 5, 2015

Green Dot’s Administrators-in-Residence (AIR) is a paid leadership training program that seeks to increase the number of highly effective school leaders successfully turning around the country’s most persistently low-performing schools through three research-based program components: relevant curriculum, supported immersion, and collaborative problem solving.

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Fairley HS Students Studying

The Science Behind a School Restart

Oct 29, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools is seeking to disrupt the cycle of poverty in under served neighborhoods with a goal of graduating students at a higher rate than their peers in more affluent areas. The idea is that the more normative post-secondary opportunities and readiness are, the more gateways out of poverty can grow. We already know that one’s chances of escaping poverty tumble without a quality post-secondary education.

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Destiny Middle School Student

The Need for Public School Choice for Teachers

Oct 22, 2015

Destiny Middle School 6th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy Enrichment teacher, Kayla Vickaryous, reflects on the importance of public school choice for teachers, parents and students.

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Common Core Bootcamp

Green Dot Public Schools’ Approach to the Common Core

Oct 15, 2015

For too long, unaligned standards disguised educational inequity across schools, districts, and states. A common core of knowledge and skills ensures that all students are held to the same rigorous expectations; that all students are given the opportunity to achieve their true potential.

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From Federal Grants to Fundamental Facts- Get the News About Public Charter Schools

Oct 9, 2015

As we celebrate public charter schools that help children from disadvantaged backgrounds, we must continue empowering educators to create great schools while holding ourselves to the highest possible standards of excellence.

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Green Dot Students Using Computers

A Vision for Education Technology

Sep 23, 2015

Green Dot Public Schools’ investments in a robust technology infrastructure, high-quality devices, a world-class service model, and mechanisms for innovation and project management have created a strong foundation for the successful expansion of education technology in schools and classrooms.

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Green Dot Ambassadors Define Hands-on-Philanthropy

Sep 18, 2015

The Green Dot Ambassador Program is a way to inform and develop the next generation of community and city leaders to take on the important task of being a steward for the well-being and education of our city’s youth.

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Ensuring Success for Students in Washington Charters

Sep 9, 2015

On Friday, September 4th, the Washington State Supreme Court made the extraordinary decision that it is unconstitutional for Washington charters to operate. There is, however, a demand in the state for high-quality educational options to traditional schools. Parents want—and students deserve—public schools choice.

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September is Voter Registration Month

Sep 3, 2015

Green Dot’s Community Engagement Team works with schools to raise awareness of the democratic process during voter registration month.

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Locke High: Empowering Positive Change in Watts

Aug 29, 2015

Dr. Peggy Gutierrez, Principal at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy since 2008, shares the history and importance of Locke’s transformation.

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Newsweek Publishes America’s Top High Schools 2015, Green Dot Beats the Odds

Aug 22, 2015

This week, Newsweek published its America’s Top High Schools 2015 list. Three Green Dot public schools were recognized for helping low-income students beat the odds.

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A School Cheer to Start the Year

Aug 13, 2015

For this year’s All Green Dot Day, we challenged our schools to create a school cheer to show their spirit, and to compete in a social media contest.

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All Green Dot Day

Back-to-School Kick-Off with All Green Dot Day

Aug 7, 2015

Nobody does back-to-school quite like Green Dot Public Schools. At All Green Dot Day we come together for a day of celebration, recognition, mission focus, and personal development.

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Green Dot Student and Teacher Celebrated at White House

Jul 30, 2015

Two members of Green Dot’s community were among those honored in separate ceremonies at the White House.

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Green Dot Washington Opens First Public Charter Middle School in Puget Sound

Jul 24, 2015

Guest writer, Bree Dusseault, Executive Director of Green Dot Public Schools Washington, introduces us to Destiny Charter Middle School.

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